Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy at OECD : Future Trends

Kearns, Peter W.E.; Kleter, Gijs A.; Bergmans, Hans E.N.; Kuiper, Harry A.


The OECD Council Recommendation on Recombinant DNA Safety Considerations is a legal instrument which has been in force since 1986. It outlines the safety assessment practices that countries should have in place for agricultural and environmental biotechnology. This article suggests possible updates to make it suitable for the modern era.